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Introduction To Court Interpreting

Introduction To Court Interpreting In The U.S.  4th Edition.

Non Language Specific Self-Study Materials for Interpreters.

M. Eta Trabing,  4th Edition, Updated and Revised in 2015, 230 pp. Specifically for the Legal System in the U.S.

A wide range of topics are covered in this essential book, including:

A Very Brief Overview of Interpreting in General

Court Interpreting

Role of Judiciary Interpreter

Interpreter Qualifications and Talents

Interpretation Techniques

Modes of Interpretation Used in Judiciary/Court Interpreting

Listening Techniques

Consecutive Interpretation Techniques

Note-taking Techniques

Simultaneous Interpretation Techniques

On-Sight Translation Techniques

Mnemonics and Memory

Code of Professional Responsibilities for Interpreters In the Judiciary

Ethics Exercises

Judiciary Interpreters do not only Work in Criminal Courts, but also

You, as a Judiciary Interpreter, must

The Criminal Justice System

Law Enforcement

The Courts



Certification for Interpreters in the U.S.

Additional Self-Study Exercises

Oaths or Affirmations

Bail and Bonds

Common Law vs Civil or Roman Law

Burdens of Proof

Basic Rights of a Person Charged with a Crime

How a Person Moves Through the Criminal Justice


Civil Lawsuits

Procedures for Oral Depositions

Additional Listening Exercises

Answers to Ethics Questions

Suggested Additional Reading

Reliable Source of Dictionaries 


ANNEX I – Crimes in North Carolina (8 pages)

ANNEX II – Glossary of Legal Terminology (37 pages)

ANNEX III – Compilations on the Brain, the Mind, Memory (37 pages)